Nov 24, 2010

Is a new Korean War about to start?

The Korean War ended on July 27, 1953. Is a new one about to start?

The aircraft carrier USS George Washington and four other U.S. Navy ships will participate in just announced military exercises with South Korea this weekend as part of the United States’ response to North Korea’s deadly artillery barrage of a South Korean island that has triggered an international crisis.

The exercise will be held in the Yellow Sea, west of the Korean Peninsula.

This is an obvious show of force indicating to North Korea that we will defend South Korea just as we did more than 50 years ago.